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How Hardware Can Boost NFV Adoption

Hardware acceleration can boost adoption of network function virtualization (NFV) technology by providing a more powerful platform. These days there’s clearly a massive amount of interest in all things relating to network function virtualization (NFV). But based on historical trends, the adoption...
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The Onion Omega2 Lets You Add Linux to your Hardware Projects

Need a tiny, $5 computer to build a robot that will bring you your slippers, initiate a massage chair session, and pour out your daily dose of bourbon?The Onion Omega2 can do all that and more. This tiny board is Arduino-compatible but also runs Linux natively. This means you can plug it in and get...
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Pine64
If you want to get your hands on a 64-bit “computer” for DIY fun, PINE64 is the best board around.

Build a $20 Computer with PINE64

I love my Raspberry Pi, which I use for many different projects. But when I saw Kickstarter campaign for 64-bit PINE64 I could not resist, so I pre-ordered one for myself. I wanted to play with the board and see whether I could do some home automation kind of stuff or make my Traxxas X-maxx smart....
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The Nvidia Jetson TX1 is a powerful computer in a great tiny-sized module.

The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Developer Kit: A Tiny, Low Power, Ultra Fast Computer

The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 offers enormous GPU processing in a tiny computer that only consumes 5-20 watts of power. Aside from the GPU, the CPU is certainly not slow with four 64-bit A57 ARM cores. And, you have 4GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage, so you should be able to load your application onto...
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FCC forces TP-Link to Support Open Source Firmware on Routers

Networking hardware vendor TP-Link today admitted violating US radio frequency rules by selling routers that could operate at power levels higher than their approved limits. In a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission, TP-Link agreed to pay a $200,000 fine, comply with the rules...
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Facebook 360 camera
Facebook open sources “Surround360” video capture system, posting full specs and code on GitHub.

Facebook Open Sources 17-Camera Surround360 Rig with Ubuntu Stitching Software

In April, Facebook announced it had built a “Surround360” 3D-360 video capture system, but that it did not plan to sell it. Instead, the social networking giant promised it would open source both the hardware and the Ubuntu Linux-based software used to stitch together images from the camera into...
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Reasons Organizations Opt Not to Use Open Source Software

Black Duck's latest open source survey shows that a majority of companies are now using open source. So what's stopping the rest? Here's a look at the reasons why businesses might choose not to use open source, or avoid partnering with companies that do. The fact that open source doesn't work for...
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Linux kernel engineer Grant Likely describes his embedded hardware journey at the Embedded Linux Conference.

A Linux Kernel Wizard’s Adventures in Embedded Hardware

Sometimes the best tutorials come not from experts, but from proficient newcomers who are up to date on the latest entry-level technologies and can remember what it’s like to be a newbie. It also helps if, like Grant Likely, the teacher is a major figure in embedded Linux who understands how...
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Intel's SGX Tiptoes Towards Linux

Intel has fulfilled a promise made in April to open-source a Linux driver for its SGX technology. SGX – Software Guard Extensions – first landed in 2013, and allows programmers to lock up code and data inside containers enforced by the CPU. The idea is to create an environment to assure people "...
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SiFive Launches Freedom FOSS SoC Platforms

SiFive announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip platforms. The platforms are based on the free and open source RISC-V instruction set architecture that several of the company's founders created at the University of California at Berkeley. SiFive's Freedom U500 and E300 platforms...
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